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'Tyrant' gets a second reign as FX renews drama

'Tyrant' gets a second reign as FX renews drama
Mor Polanuer, left, and Fares Fares in "Tyrant." (Vered Adir / FX)

FX has ordered a second season of "Tyrant," the drama about an American family that gets pulled into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern country.

The series, from Emmy Award-winning producer Howard Gordon ("24," "Homeland"), will begin production in spriing, and the 13-episode second season is schedulued to debut in the summer of 2015.

"Tyrant" sparked initial controversy before it debuted this summer when the leaders of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights group, expressed concerns about "potential Islamophobic stereotyping."

The cast includes Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan and Ashraf Barhom.

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